Maths Week in Infants 2023

Our infants were very busy using their mathematical skills during Math’s Week 2023. Have a look at what we got up to…

 

We played snakes and ladders in pairs.

 

We created beautiful pattern socks.

 

We learned all about time and made our own watches.

 

We studied shadows, as well as shape and space, by designing chalk drawings in the yard.

Halloween 2023

A huge well done to all of the boys and girls who took part in ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children 2023’. We raised an amazing €267.30 for this very worthy cause and had great fun in the process!

A Super Term in 5th & 6th Class

5th & 6th Class have had an amazing and very busy first term.

Impressive group projects on the Romans were planned, designed and presented. This learning inspired some unique Roman pottery pieces.

 

In Gaeilge the pupils learned about the topics of ‘Mé Féin’ and ‘Bia’. Delicious menus and recipes were planned as a result. In Maths the pupils did a lot of valuable work in Number and Data, especially in learning how to calculate averages.

In Science the pupils learned a lot about ‘The Eye’ leading to outstanding 3D models and a fun quiz afternoon.

The senior classroom has been a hive of musical activity this term from learning about musical instruments, to writing song lyrics to a very enjoyable karaoke session! We have also resumed tin whistle lessons and hopefully we can showcase this talent very soon.

Fr.Linus visited our classroom various times and we really enjoyed his teachings on Ghana and his friendly chats. He had great fun making cupcakes with the pupils and our student teacher Ms O’Connor!

The boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class represented our school with wonderful distinction in the Cumann na mBunscol school league this term. The boys won all but one of their games in which they were narrowly defeated. We are very proud of them all!

Lots of learning and fun took place on the theme of Halloween with Picasso Frankenstein Art work, poetry, report writing on Halloween traditions not to mention engaging in a variety of games & activities and of course having some delicious Halloween treats! Well done on all of your hard efforts this term 5th & 6th class. Have a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN and I can’t wait to see what our next term brings!!

Autumn Activities in 1st and 2nd Class

We were very busy in autumn in our classroom!! Below are but a few of the activities we completed!!

In English we focused on recount writing and learned about story structure. We practiced various poems and focused on expression when reading aloud.  Second class are working on a book entitled ‘Rainforest Animals are Important’, which we hope to send off for publication on completion.  We engaged in various online workshops via zoom to learn about different author’s and their creations. We also listened to a Halloween story called ‘The Spooky Invitation’ and created our own invitations and recipes based on the story.

In Gaeilge we learned lots of vocabulary around the themes of Mé Féin and An Bhaile.  We also worked on the theme of Oíche Shamhna.   We played games, we sang songs and did roleplays in order to practice the new vocabulary we encountered.

In Art, we completed lovely self portraits and worked on Picasso style pictures, we extended pictures to create autumn images,  we did some Halloween prints and also made some lovely Halloween figures.

In S.E.S.E. we learned about homes and houses in our environment, our county, changes in autumn and we also made memory books, detailing all the important events in our lives to date. We enjoyed learning about the origin and History of Halloween.

We have been very lucky to have had Ross in with us over the  past number of weeks, helping us develop our Gaelic skills. We also engaged in some Halloween themed P.E. games with our teacher.

We also engaged in our monthly School Assembly and performed some songs for the whole school. We also got introduced to our new student council.

We had a visit from Janet who showed us how to make up shoe boxes for the Shoe Box Appeal.

We would like to wish everyone a SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!! STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

Maths Week in First and Second Class

This year Maths Week took place between 14th -22nd October 2023.  We engaged in lots of fun activities to develop and practice our maths skills.  We used our Six Bricks to follow instructions, answered questions on math’s posters, played games online and on our tablets, listened to a story in order to answer math’s questions and used our Math’s Eyes at home and at school to answer questions on our environment. Well done boys and girls for your active participation!!

 

Friendship Week 2023 in First & Second Class

Friendship week took place this year between 18th -22nd September.  We took time to reflect on the importance of friendship in our school.  We identified qualities of a good friend, learned a friendship song and made friendship bracelets.

 

Summer Term in 3rd and 4th

It’s hard to believe that another school year has come to an end but we have certainly finished with a busy, fun and sunny term.

We had our school tour, sports day and a visit from the ice-cream truck which was definitely a hit!

We were very lucky to have a visit from the library to teach us all about ‘Homes and Houses in the past’.

 

We completed our final projects on a topic of our choice and these turned out amazing with lots of new and exciting information shared between the children.

Next it was time to dive deep, under the sea, when they children created some 3D scenes using shoe boxes.

 

We used toy bricks to create some master pieces inspired by the famous Paul Klee.

We wrote poems in literacy and explored problem solving and weight in maths.

In French, we completed our blogs and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this new language!

All the work made us hungry  so we got busy blending and cooking and made smoothies and pizza which were simply delish!

Blessed with the sunshine, we had lots of fun outside playing rounders, no man’s land and dodgeball!

The children in 3rd and 4th have had an amazing year and their teacher is very proud of all their efforts and hard work.

Wishing everyone a very happy, funfilled summer!!!

 

 

Summer in Junior and Senior Infants

Our infants have been very busy leading up to the Summer holidays! Junior and senior infants decided to arrange a few ‘fun days’ in celebration of all of their hard work this year. The children decided on the activities themselves and what a fun-filled week we have had as a result!

 

We had a ‘show and tell’ session, where the children brought in one special toy from home to show their friends.

 

We had a ‘pyjama and popcorn’ day where the children got to relax with a movie and some treats!

 

The children were delighted with a surprise visit from the ice cream van during our ‘ice cream day’.

 

We had a bubble party in the sunshine!

 

We made yummy pizzas for our lunch.

 

And finally, we went to Donaghmoyne Park for a teddy bears picnic! The children (and teddies) had great fun enjoying their lunch in the sunshine and playing with their friends in the park!

 

Well done infants on a fantastic year – we are so proud of how much you have achieved! Enjoy your Summer!

Last term in 5th & 6th Class

The senior classroom has been host to a huge variety of activities this term.

 

Learning to knit was very successful and a lot of students became quite inspired by this new opportunity culminating in some wonderful crafts being formed from scarves to creative animals.

 

The girls participated exceptionally well in the Cumann na mBunscol school league and we were all very proud of their outstanding efforts. Well done girls!

 

Lots of very persuasive arguments filled the senior rooms as 5th & 6th Class teamed up with 3rd & 4th class for a number of weeks in order to plan and deliver debates on a variety of contentious motions. In Maths we engaged in a number of probability experiments. In SESE the pupils learned a lot about Ethiopia from their research and superb projects together with investigating the properties of materials in Science.

 

French conversations filled the air in these last few weeks as past pupil Áine delivered some inspiring French classes throughout the school.  The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their French lessons with lots of valuable phrases learned for future reference. Merci Áine!

 

Monaghan county museum facilitated a number of informative and beneficial workshops on the History of Photographs and Homes & Houses which were a huge hit in our classroom.

 

The highlights of this final term were undoubtedly our school tour to the Crystal Maze, our summer Disco, playing Tag Rugby, Sports Day and last but by no means least our end of year party. That’s a wrap for this year! Congratulations and the very best of luck to all 6th class students as they embark on their journey to Secondary School. Have a wonderful, fun filled summer everyone!